Repatterning the mind and body
Breath - Movement - Meditation
Unlock the magic of the practice and understand the science behind it.
Who we believe we are is reflected in our bodies, in our movement or how we hold stillness. Everything from how we walk into a room to whether or not we find it difficult to touch our toes. Our patterns and belief systems play a huge roll in where and how we hold tension and resistance in the body. But also, the opposite is true. Lack of movement, having to sit at a desk all day or conversely, always running from one place to another can affect how we behave and feel about ourselves. This is the limbic brain and the nervous system at work. Essentially doing their jobs in order to survive but unless we can become aware of the process happening we are at the mercy of the patterns, mentally, emotionally as well as physically.
During this weekend workshop Julie will take you through the science behind how and why we get stuck in old mental and physical patterns and how we can use our asana, pranayama and meditation to detangle the old and find new, more beneficial patterns.
Taking the science behind the limbic system in the brain and the affects it has on the nervous system we will work with movement awareness to recognise when we were are met with resistance and how to negotiate, via the fascial network to send different messages between the brain and body. In addition we’ll examine how movement makes us feel. Different ways of moving and different poses and explore how they can affect our emotions or thoughts about ourselves. We affect change most easily and efficiently when we move into the unknown, out of our comfort zone and rhythms that no longer bring us alive.
With breath and meditation included we’ll spend the weekend unraveling the mysteries of the body and mind. Ultimately using embodied practices to continue to remain present with what arises, noticing and choosing how to react and respond in our movement and thoughts. We can break the habit of old self patterns and become the person we are truly designed to be.
Who is this workshop for
This workshop is open to all.
15 & 16 August
13:00 - 16:30
With morning practice Saturday and Sunday: 1870 SEK (275 sek/morning practice)
PACKAGE PRICE: all morning masterclasses and all afternoon workshops 12 - 16 August: 4400 SEK
We recommend that you combine this workshop with the morning masterclass sessions.
Register with Yoga Shakti at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Your Teacher
Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.